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Marella Celebration Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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652 Reviews

Old girl still performing

Marella Celebration Cruise Review by Bozaboy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean

This cruise was the first part of a cruise and stay holiday, and we were a little bit apprehensive about going back to an old ship ( a very old ship) we started our cruising holidays on thomsons and the defunct air tours ships but 48 cruises later and cruising on all the major cruise lines, it was a step back to the celebration, we paid extra for one of the balcony cabins, and it was well worth the money the room was large and spacious and had a bath with over shower, the balcony had two sun beds and a table and chairs, and the room overhaul was perfect, large comfortable bed, a nice size dressing table and ample storage for a two week cruise, black out curtains, fridge, in fact nothing at all was missing and we were very impressed with the room, the ship is small by modern standards but very friendly and that is down to most of the staff being from the phillipenes who have a very friendly nice aptitude to life, a small casino onboard wth two tables for cards one black jack, the other five card caribean poker, and one roulette table this casino is in Hemingway’s piano bar and is a lovely place for pre dinner drink and after a nice place to retire to bed from, with a singer on keyboard and a singer with guitar performing for you, you don’t have a full theatre on this ship but a nice showbar with adequate shows from the on board entertainers and some guest acts, dress code is poor a lot of people who think dressing up is cut off jeans with at t shirt is formal, but overhaul good value for money with all drinks and tips included in the price.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Delux balcony 005

As good as it gets for a large balcony cabin, with all the amenities you require kettle etc. And nice quality shower gel and shampoos, excellent bed lots of storage wardrobes and drawers, large balcony with two sun beds and a table and chairs rattan style, room 005 right next to horizons bar perfect position and a very quiet room for a peaceful rest,

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Dickerson bay is a must it has all you want from a Caribbean island, it is a must for all visitors who want a beautiful beach time.

St. Maarten

This was our 4th time to the island and we loved the previous 3 but sadly the hurricane of 2017 has done some awful damage so the place seemed rather run down and tired, so maybe in a year or so when all is back up and running it will be back to its former beauty.

We took a tour of the island and the hurricane of 2017 had devasted the place it is such a beautiful island and they are working hard to rebuild all the properties, our tour guide was excellent and the freindliness of the people who live on this beautiful island are a credit, again well worth the visit and would certainly come back again after all the work is finished

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We took a taxi to the beach and town were they film death in paradise and it was fantastic just as beautiful as on tv, well worth the trip after that we were taken to grand anse beach this is again a lovely spot for a beach break, please note take towels for the beach because there are no sun loungers, plenty of places to get food from burger vans to resteraunt, lovely warm water in the sea for a swim.

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